Feb. 25, 2014
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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Coaches Jimmy Patsos and Ali Jaques met with members of the Capital Region media at the Siena Basketball Media Lunch Tuesday. Watch FREE ARCHIVE online at SienaAllAccess.com.
Jaques fielded questions from the media from 12:00-12:15 p.m. followed by Patsos from 12:15-12:30 p.m.
Jaques' women's team (7-20, 2-16) dropped two hard fought games at home over the weekend to Quinnipiac (76-66) and Fairfield (57-47). Quinnipiac ended the game on a 15-2 run, spoiling an otherwise inspiring effort from Siena's women's basketball team in the program's annual Pink Zone game. Siena led for 17 minutes in the second half, and by as many as 10 after Krogh's layup with 13:17 made it 49-39. The Saints are now guaranteed to finish either 10th or 11th in the MAAC. The women shot poorly in their game against Fairfield, shooting 28.8% from the field as the Stags defeated the Saints 57-47 in front of a crowd of 1,191 on National Girls and Women in Sports Day at the ARC. Ida Krogh led the team with 12 points and seven rebounds.
The men's team (13-16, 9-9) has won two straight games against teams in the top-5 of the MAAC Standings to put the Saints in control of the fifth seed, the final seed that earns a bye into the MAAC quarterfinals. After dropping a 3OT game at home to Canisius, the Saints defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 67-63 in front of a 7,928 fans. Evan Hymes scored 17 points, including his 1,000th point of his career. The men went on the road to play Rider for the battle for fifth place and came through with the much-needed 69-60 road victory. Siena scored the final nine points of the game, making 7-8 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
The women are home for Senior Day on February 28 when they host Saint Peter's, tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The men travel to Quinnipiac on February 27 to take on the Bobcats, tip is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
Today concludes our media lunches for the 2013-14 season. All can be viewed live or on demand free of charge at SienaAllAccess.com